Enid Blyton

Was an English children’s writer whose books have been among the world’s best-sellers since the 1930s, selling more than 600 million copies. Blyton’s books are still enormously popular, and have been translated into 90 languages. Best remembered...

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958), often considered his masterpiece, is the most widely read book in modern African literature. Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship to study...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

An award-winning, world-renowned Kenyan writer and academic who writes primarily in Gikuyu. Although his landmark play, Ngaahika Ndeenda, co-written with Ngugi wa Mirii, was a commercial success, it was shut down by the authoritarian Kenyan regime six weeks after its...